Bill Text: NY S04776 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires that the membership of a wage board shall include two members of the affected occupation before it can exercise its powers.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-25 - REFERRED TO LABOR [S04776 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04776-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 25, 2019
        Introduced by Sen. ANTONACCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor
        AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to requiring that the member-
          ship of a wage board shall include two members of the affected occupa-
          tion before it can exercise its powers
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 655 of the labor law,  as  amended
     2  by chapter 55 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
     3    1.  Wage  board. A wage board shall be composed of not more than three
     4  representatives of employers, an  equal  number  of  representatives  of
     5  employees  and  an  equal  number  of  persons selected from the general
     6  public. The commissioner shall appoint the members  of  the  board,  the
     7  representatives of the employers and employees to be selected [so far as
     8  practicable]  from  nominations  submitted by employers and employees in
     9  such occupation or occupations. The wage board shall  not  exercise  any
    10  powers or take any action authorized by this article unless at least two
    11  members appointed to such board are employers or employees in such occu-
    12  pation  or occupations. The commissioner shall designate as the chairman
    13  one of the members selected from the general public. The members of  the
    14  board  shall  not  receive  a salary or other compensation, but shall be
    15  paid actual and  necessary  traveling  expenses  while  engaged  in  the
    16  performance of their duties.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.